India was ranked 59th in the Rule Of Law Index (ROL), 2015, released by the World Justice Project (WLP). The United Nations' and WLP's ROL indicators are mainly associated with the absence of corruption, open government, fundamental human rights, access to justice and clear regulatory framework. ROL is thus directly linked to the stability and progress of a country. But what exactly does the term mean, and how is it practised, in India?
Nikhil G Nair
Legal Expert for the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety
Nikhil G. works as a Legal Expert for the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety in New Delhi. Prior to this he was Law Clerk cum Research Assistant to Hon’ble Justice K. S. P. Radhakrishnan, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India for nearly two years. He worked briefly at the Planning Commission in the office of Hon’ble Dr. Ashwini Kumar, Former Minister of State, Planning and before that, as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Women and the Law, National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
A year ago the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) painted many of the kerb stones along the road and median in saffron and green instead of the earlier white/yellow and black. Now, the Delhi Traffic Police have asked that the colours be restored to yellow and black. The standard colours are provided for a reason - they are easily visible and thus help prevent road accidents.
07/07/2015 8:26 AM IST
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